Texas Publishers Association
It has come to the attention of the Texas Publishers Association – The Black Press of Texas – that David Alameel’s campaign has deliberately neglected the Black Press. Representatives of the Black Press have attempted to contact Alameel’s campaign and his office on numerous occasions and received no reply.
Alameel is not seen at Black Churches, Black organizations and other venues to present his platform to the Black voting populations. The African American community deserves more than yard signs and blanket statements about how electing him to be our Senator is advantageous to the empowerment and continued strengthening of our communities.
We believe the African American press is the cornerstone for providing information in African American communities throughout Dallas/Fort Worth and Texas. Many Black people rely on us to inform them of the issues and concerns the major media outlets overlook.
It is unfortunate that Alameel’s campaign strategy is to continue to rely on and pay gatekeepers who pretend to have the best interest of the African American community at heart. Those same gatekeepers do not use the Black Press of Dallas/Fort Worth and Texas to get his very important message out to the African American community. Instead these political gatekeepers have kept a large number of African Americans in the dark through his lack of partnership with and using the resources of the Black Press throughout Texas. These media outlets could help energize the electorate and push his campaign to victory.
Kesha Rogers is Alameels’s current Democratic opponent in the May runoff. Rogers is a young African American woman with billboards throughout the African community featuring “Impeach Obama” as part of her campaign message. Black people will not support anyone that boldly campaigns to impeach the only Black President this nation has ever elected. Hopefully, Alameel and his representatives are not solely relying on Rogers’ campaign rhetoric to lure the Black vote to support his campaign instead.
Again we ask: DOES ALAMEEL WANT THE BLACK VOTE.